‘Trailblazer for women in sport’: Face of Weetwood
AFTER becoming the first female jockey to win a Weetwood Handicap on Miss Imagica in 2013, Skye Bogenhuber has been announced as the Face of Weetwood for 2020.
In March 2019, Ms Bogenhuber had a bad fall which resulted in a brain injury.
"I had a really bad fall at the jump outs, I hit my head and had a brain bleed," Ms Bogenhuber said.
"I didn't wake up for two days and spent another week or two in hospital and rehab.
"The doctors didn't know how I'd come out of it, but amazingly I've come out of it 100 per cent."
While she was unable to race due to her injury, she decided to support Weetwood in another way by applying to be the Face of Weetwood.
"The Weetwood is very special to me," Ms Bogenhuber said.
"Whether I'm riding or not, it holds a special place in my heart.
"I'm really happy to support it and experience the whole week with everyone."
Toowoomba Turf Club CEO Lizzy King was excited to have Ms Bogenhuber on board after a total of 16 entries into the Face of Weetwood competition.
"The club is pleased to feature Skye as our face this year, she has such a wonderful story," Ms King said.
"Skye is a wonderful role model and a trailblazer for women in racing- and women in sport overall."
Weetwood will be held on September 26.